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tlb720
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Amended return for unemployment income reported for 2020 in Arizona

Do I have to file an amended return for Arizona to get a refund from including unemployment income on my 2020 tax return or will Arizona make the adjustment automatically like the IRS did ?

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KrenaS
Employee Tax Expert

Amended return for unemployment income reported for 2020 in Arizona

According to the Arizona Department of Revenue

Arizona taxpayers who received unemployment benefits during 2020 and filed their Arizona tax return before the March 11, 2021 enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 must amend their 2020 Arizona tax return to receive a refund of the amount of Arizona income tax they overpaid. Arizona taxpayers who received unemployment benefits during 2020 and filed their Arizona income tax return after March 11, 2021 most likely already received the benefit of the unemployment exclusion and should not file an Arizona amended return.

Regardless of whether they filed before or after March 11, however, Arizona taxpayers who received automatic federal income tax refunds of unemployment benefits from the IRS should amend their 2020 Arizona income tax return.

Will Arizona income tax refunds be issued automatically like the IRS is doing?

No. To receive an Arizona income tax refund of unemployment benefits, taxpayers will need to file an amended Arizona return (Arizona Form 140X).

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ismailm615
Employee Tax & Finance Expert

Amended return for unemployment income reported for 2020 in Arizona

Hello @tlb720 

 

Per the Arizona Department of Revenue article below, an amended Arizona return (form 140X) is needed to claim the unemployment compensation adjustment. 

 

 https://azdor.gov/news-events-notices/news/recipients-2020-unemployment-benefits-may-be-eligible-ari...

 

You can find the instructions to amend returns in TurboTax in the link below. 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/amending/help/how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-...

 

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